For whom are you writing?
Asked the leader of the workshop.
Will your audience understand
What you are trying to say?
I don’t really have much idea about either,
But I would like to know
Whether you think what I write is any good.
Why have you shown me
This particular piece of writing?
Do you think it is your best?
Or perhaps the most representative?
I have neither written enough,
Nor thought enough about it,
To answer one way or another.
Some of the noises are promising.
I have evidently some potential.
And talking and sharing with others
Some of whom are equally unsure
About their aspirations as writers
Makes being at such a workshop
A valuable literary experience.